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restaurant review Hay J's

Hay J’s

Parmesan Crusted Halibut

by Cara Strickland Photography by Rick Singer

Liberty Lake by Lamplight

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on’t be fooled by the unlikely exterior, from the moment you walk into Hay J’s (adjacent to a gas station in Liberty Lake), you’ll realize that this is no truck stop. The lighting is low, the walls are filled with delightful art and the tables sparkle with

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oil lamps made from wine bottles. As you sit, you may be offered infused water (ours was orange and cucumber, a surprising, refreshing combination). From the very beginning of our visit, the staff at Hay J’s made the experience luxurious and pleasant without a hint of rush. It’s easy to see why

they are open seven days a week, with the dining room full, even on a weeknight. We started with Ponzu Calamari ($9), an Asian-inspired take on a favorite. The calamari was tender (not at all rubbery) and presented with baby bok choy, carrots and peppers, doused in ponzu sauce and garnished

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